Isamu Noguchi, Playground equipment studies
Isamu Noguchi, Playground equipment studies, c. 1988. The Noguchi Museum Archives, 02031. ©INFGM / ARS
Workshop, Free, Offsite

Socrates x Noguchi Field Guide: Exploring a “New Nature”

Saturday, October 15, 2022
11 am–1 pm

“The nature of trees and grass is one thing. But there are many degrees of nature. Interstellar spaces are also nature. There is human nature. In the city, you have to have a new nature. Maybe you have to create that nature.” Isamu Noguchi

In the 1930s Noguchi envisioned a playground for New York City that was never realized. Join artist Chemin Hsiao for a watercolor workshop at Socrates Sculpture Park, and imagine Noguchi’s play sculptures placed within the urban landscape. Learn basic watercolor techniques, and use both reference images of Noguchi’s play equipment and the setting of Socrates to inspire your painting.

All ages welcome. Participants will be given a free pass to visit The Noguchi Museum after the workshop. Registration will open Saturday, September 24.